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Update on planned water supply disruptions this week​The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will be doing planned work in the identified areas which will result in water supply disruptions.<p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>What residents need to know about larger-scale planned water supply disruptions:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure it is <strong>being done at a time that is least disruptive</strong> to the water supply.</li><li><strong>All sites where water and sanitation repairs and upgrades are conducted</strong> are deemed to be construction sites and, as such <strong>are off-limits to members of the public.</strong></li><li>Sometimes the <strong>maintenance work can be more complex than anticipated, resulting in it taking longer.</strong></li><li>For a short period, <strong>after the supply has been restored, the water may be discoloured or look milky.</strong> This is because of trapped air in the pipes. If left to stand in a glass, the appearance will become clear, like normal.</li></ul><p>For updates on the maintenance work <strong>(and</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>location of tankers</strong> <strong>where applicable)</strong>, follow <strong> @CityofCTAlerts </strong>which is a City of Cape Town Twitter account.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>How residents are advised to prepare for planned water supply disruptions:</strong></span></p><ul><li><strong>Store enough water in clean sealed containers</strong> that will last for your use during this period.</li><li><strong>Keep your taps closed</strong> to prevent any water loss and/or damage when the water supply is restored.</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p><strong>Zero-Pressure Tests and Step Tests</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><ul><li><strong>Capri</strong><br><br>Zero pressure tests will be conducted on the main water supply to all properties along Sardinia Drive, Corsica Avenue, Corfu Avenue, Stork Street, Old Kommetjie Road, Bermuda Dr, Fairfield Close, Zandwijk Close and Aspen Close in the Capri area. This work will result in the disruption of the water supply in these areas <strong>on Thursday, 1 December 2022, from 21:00 overnight until 04:00 on Friday, 2 December 2022.</strong><br><br><strong> </strong><br><br>Zero-pressure testing and step testing are part of the installation process for pressure management technology. Tests are done in advance to see if any unmapped inflows need to be considered before installing smart pressure-reducing valves. <br><br> <br><br>In these affected areas, some residents may experience low water pressure, and some may have no water coming out of their taps for some time during this overnight testing period. It is impossible to predict which areas or streets will experience disruptions. <br><br><strong> </strong><br><br>This work forms part of the City's Water Demand Management Strategy. Managing water pressure more effectively reduces the possibility of pipe bursts and water wastage.<br><br><strong> </strong><br><br><strong>Maintenance Work – Emergency Repairs</strong><br><br> </li></ul><ul><li><strong>Kuils River, Somerset West, Wynberg and Newlands</strong><br><strong> </strong>The Blackheath Water Treatment Plant will be shut down to safely accommodate urgent repairs for a planned 72-hour period <strong>on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 at 08:00 until 08:00 on Saturday, 3 December 2022</strong>. This will result in the Kuils River, Somerset West, Wynberg and Newlands areas experiencing low water pressure and possible temporary water supply disruptions during this period, as alternative water supply will be redirected to the affected areas. Consumers in these areas are <strong>kindly requested to reduce their water consumption considerably</strong> during this period to maintain the available water supply and pressure in the water supply network.<br><br> <br><br><strong>Maintenance Work – Valve Installations and Replacements</strong><br><br> </li></ul><ul><li><strong>Martinsville in Somerset West</strong><br><strong> </strong>The water supply main to the Martinsville area in Somerset West will be shut down <strong>on Tuesday, 28 November 2022 from 09:00 until 16:00 and Wednesday, 29, November 2022 from 09:00 until 16:00.</strong> This will enable the safe installation of two control valves into the existing water supply network and will result in the disruption of the water supply to the area. A water tanker will be available in the area to provide residents with water for essential domestic consumption during these periods.</li><li><strong>Hout Bay</strong><br><strong> </strong>The main water supply to properties on Henshell Road, Perrault Road, Albert Road, Manchester Road, Clyde Road, Oxford Road and Earl Road in Hout Bay will be shut off <strong>on Tuesday, 29 November 2022 from 09:00 until 16:00</strong>. This will enable the safe replacement of two faulty valves and will result in the disruption of the water supply to these areas. A water tanker will be available on the corner of Manchester and Albert Roads to provide residents with water for essential domestic consumption during this period.</li><li><strong>Mall Interchange in Somerset West</strong><br><strong> </strong>The water supply main to the Mall Interchange area in Somerset West will be shut down <strong>on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 from 09:00 until 16:00</strong>. This will enable the safe installation of two control valves into the existing water supply network and will result in the disruption of the water supply into the area. A water tanker will be available in the area to provide residents with water for essential domestic consumption during this period.</li><li><strong>Schaapkraal in Philippi </strong>(updated) <br>Various water supply mains will be shut off in Schaapkraal in Philippi, based on the schedule below. This will enable the safe connection of recently replaced pipelines to the existing water supply network and will result in the disruption of the water supply to the specified areas for each day. Note that other parts of Schaapkraal will be subject to testing before and during each timeframe, resulting in intermittent water supply disruptions</li><ul><li><strong>Day 1: Wednesday, 23 November 2022 from 09:00 until 18:00 (COMPLETED) </strong>– Properties along the<strong> </strong>Corner Klip/Boundary Road and New Strandfontein Road; Corner Boundary Road and Kraal Road; Boundary Road and Boom Road; Schaap Road and 1<sup>st</sup> Avenue.</li><li><strong>Day 2: Thursday, 1 December 2022 from 09:00 until 18:00 </strong>– Properties along Schaapkraal Road and New Strandfontein Road; Schaapkraal Road and Vlei Road (North); Vlei Road (South); 8<sup>th</sup> Avenue,  </li><li><strong>Day 3: Tuesday, 6 December 2022 from 09:00 until 18:00  </strong>– Properties along the corner of Vlei Road and Olieboom Road; corner of Kraal Road and Olieboom Road; Kraal Road and North of Olieboom Road.</li><li><strong>Day 4: Thursday, 8 December 2022 from 09:00 until 18:00 </strong>– Properties along the corner of Strandfontein and Farm Field Road, Schaap Road, Schaap and First Avenue; Vlei and Middle Roads.<br><br> <br><br>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused.<br><br><strong> </strong><br><br><strong> </strong><br><br><strong>End</strong></li></ul></ul><p><br></p>2022-11-28T22:00:00Z1
City puts the spotlight on Khayelitsha tourism products ahead of holiday seasonThe event saw Khayelitsha entrepreneurs showcase their wares and exchange ideas around capitalising on the upcoming holiday season.<p></p><span><p></p><p>The event saw Khayelitsha entrepreneurs showcase their wares and exchange ideas around capitalising on the upcoming holiday season.</p><p> </p><p>'Cape Town is a lot more than just mountains and beaches. We are a kaleidoscope of cultures, cuisine and communities. The purpose of this Khayelitsha gathering is to bring together people from different corners of the city's tourism industry and to help them find synergies in terms of their product development,' said Alderman James Vos, the Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/khaya%20tourism.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>The business owners were given a peek of the community's hospitality offerings with a stop at Siki's Coffee Shop, the Spinach King, Khaltsha Cycle, Spine Road Lifestyle bar and restaurant, and the Spade Boutique Hotel. </p><p> </p><p>'With such an exciting variety of experiences in one area, this is the golden mile of Cape Town when it comes to tourism,' said Alderman Vos. </p><p> </p><p>The event comes as the city gets ready for a bumper holiday season with increased flights and cruise ships coming into Cape Town. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/khaya%20tourism.3jpg.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>'We are now landing more flights per day than even before Covid-19. By honing our product offering, we can encourage the travellers coming in on those planes from all over the world to stay and spend at our small businesses, which means more rands will end up circulating in communities. </p><p> </p><p>'Through tourism, we can continue to honour the communities and cultures of Cape Town while realising meaningful economic growth for those same people,' said Alderman Vos.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/khaya%20tourism2.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>End<br></p>2022-11-28T22:00:00Z1
City’s war on waste rages on ​Standing against a tide of littering and illegal dumping is the City of Cape Town’s Solid Waste By-law Enforcement Unit<p>​</p><span><p></p></span><p>Thus far, the Urban Waste Management Directorate is pleased to report that a total of 1893 fines have been issued in 2022 for contraventions of the Integrated Waste Management By-law.</p><p> </p><p>Contraventions that result in fines include:</p><ul><li>Illegal dumping</li><li>Littering</li><li>Illegal disposal of hazardous waste</li><li>Failure to submit a compliant waste management plan by business<br><br> <br><br>Officers also play an important role in preventing littering and dumping by making themselves visible, patrolling illegal dumping hotspots and assisting with education in communities where dumping has become the norm. <br></li></ul><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/SolidWaste1-dropbox.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>Furthermore, a total of 37 operations have been done by the directorate, at intersections throughout the city, to tackle the illegal sale of blue refuse bags. This has resulted in nine arrests, and 47 fines issued relating to illegal trading, obstruction of traffic and failure to comply with directions of Law Enforcement officers.</p><p> </p><p>These blue bags are normally misappropriated by the staff of contractors working in area cleansing programmes. Each bag is however printed with a reference number that allows for tracing the contractor it was issued to, and contractors are financially penalised for each bag confiscated from illegal traders. Four contractors were penalised due to the illegal sale of blue bags issued to them this year so far, with total penalties applied amounting to R48 975. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/SolidWaste2-dropbox.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>'The Solid Waste By-law Enforcement Unit does not have an easy task in front of them. There is so much littering and dumping in so many parts of the city it can seem like an unstoppable tide at times. Although this is a small group of officers, especially when compared to the 4 million residents of the city, they remain committed to deterring littering and dumping wherever they can. Each person who is penalised for littering or illegal dumping will think twice before putting the well-being of our communities in jeopardy again. I can also attest to the valuable work they have done educating communities about how to dispose of waste legally.</p><p> </p><p>'Preventing dumping and littering through education and enforcement is definitely preferable to cleaning up the mess. Our City already spends too much of our limited resources picking up after residents who have safe and legal waste disposal options available to them. As with most things, when it comes to dumping prevention is better than cure,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg. </p><p> </p><p>Residents are requested to please assist the Solid Waste By-law Enforcement Unit in keeping their communities clean by reporting those responsible. The City has launched a 24-hour toll-free number (0800 110077) to report tip-offs about illegal dumping activity. Those convicted of illegal dumping could be fined up to R5 000, have their vehicle impounded, or face a two-year prison sentence. In addition, for every report that leads to a fine and conviction, the City is offering a reward from R1000 up to R5000, depending on the offence. Photographs that help identify the culprits assist in obtaining convictions. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p> </p><p><br></p>2022-11-28T22:00:00Z1
City’s Human Settlements Roadshow visits Lentegeur​The City’s Human Settlements Directorate is visiting areas across the metro and engaging directly with residents<p>​</p><span><p>Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi and senior officials in the Directorate visited the Subcouncil 12 Roadshow. Various departments within the directorate were there to assist the residents of Subcouncil 12, which consists of five wards (Ward 35, 76, 82, 92 and 116) and makes up parts of Mitchells Plain and Philippi. </p><p> </p><p>'Feedback on City projects was provided to the Subcouncil. Residents also had the opportunity to receive assistance directly from officials about their housing questions. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/roadshow_booi1.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>'Human Settlements' officials will help residents with their Community Residential Unit (CRU) maintenance enquiries, tenancy and Housing Needs Register matters in the weeks and months to come as the Roadshow visits areas across the city. Thank you to all of our stakeholders, including community members, councillors, project steering committees, contractors and City officials, for working with us as we continue to deliver houses and services to our residents.</p><p> </p><p>'The City has allocated R2,8 billion for Human Settlements over the next three years and in the last financial year, the Directorate spent more than 97% of its grant funding for projects and programmes. Grant funding spend is an incredibly important indicator of service delivery and a pro-poor focus as it is earmarked for the most poor communities, for human settlements and basic services. The visit to Subcouncil 12 was successful and we look forward to assisting residents in areas all around the metro in the coming months,' said Councillor Booi.<br></p><p><br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/roadshow_booi2.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:693px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p><strong>Anonymous tip offs are welcome:</strong></p><p>Residents can give anonymous tip offs if they are aware of illegal activity that is taking place; that has happened or is still to happen. Please call 112 from a cellphone (toll free) and 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 for emergencies.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/roadshow_booi3.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:693px;" /> </figure><strong>​​End</strong></span><p><br></p>2022-11-28T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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